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image for Children's Activity Event item typeHalloween at Colne Valley Railway

  • VistEngland VAQAS
  • Essex Tourism Awards
  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Children's Activity Event, from 24 Oct 2017

ESSEX TOURISM AWARDS 2010, VAQAS

Colne Valley Railway

Colne Valley Railway

Locomotives

Address

Hedingham Station,
Yeldham Road,
Castle Hedingham,
Essex,
CO9 3DZ

Details

The witches have taken over, spooky fun and games suitable for younger children Unlimited diesel train rides, Garden railway layout (weather permitting) Visit the signal box, large model layout and post letters in the Travelling Post Office. Buffet car and well stocked shop.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs accepted

Public transport is not available on Sunday

Event details

Dates Times
Tue 24 - Thu 26 Oct 2017 10:30 to 16:00
Sat 28 - Sun 29 Oct 2017 10:30 to 16:00

Prices

Adults £8.00
Concesssion (60+) £6.00
Child (3-15) £4.00
Family (2A+2Ch) £22.00
Dog £2.00

Location

Directions

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Map reference: TL 773361  Lat: 51.99503 Long: 0.58110

By Road:
Situated about 10 miles north of Braintree on the A1017.

Parking: free

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted

Public transport is not available on Sunday

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesBaby changing facilities

General

  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesGood colour/tonal contrast for visually impaired visitors
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesAudible alarm system

Entrance

  • YesEntrance is well lit

Food

  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesMenus available in large print (14pt and over)
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesSugar free (diabetic)
    • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
    • YesLactose free (dairy free)
    • YesNut free
    • YesAdditive free
    • YesOrganic
    • YesVegetarian
    • YesVegan
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children
  • YesChildren's menu

Notes

  • Ramp available to trains and into buildings. Escorted level crossing over railway track Restaurant - outdoor seating only suitable for wheelcahir users.